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Mauritian 2014 Chevening Scholars Announced
[PR Newswire]London -The British High Commission in Mauritius is pleased to announce that Vignesh Ellayah and Yamal Matabudul have been selected for the prestigious Chevening Scholarship. The scholarship is awarded to talented professionals who have demonstrated the potential to become future leaders across a wide range of fields. It is fully funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and covers one year of post-graduate studies in a British university. Both scholars will start their courses in the UK this September.
The Growth Outlook for Africa
[L'Express]The global economy started the year on a weak note on the back of bad weather conditions in the United States, financial market turbulence and the conflict in Ukraine. As a result, global growth projections for 2014 as a whole have been revised downward from 3.2 percent at the beginning of the year to 2.8 percent now.
View On Private Sector - Insuring Against Climate Change
[SciDev.Net]A recent UN report said that global warming will cause trillions of dollars of damage to coral reefs in the Caribbean. It also warned that small island states will be disproportionally affected by the impact of climate change: their coral reefs, which their economies depend on, are under significant environmental stress.
World Bank Country Director Visits Mauritius to Discuss Development Challenges and Opportunities, and Reinforce Ties
[World Bank]Mauritius -The World Bank Country Director for Mauritius, Madagascar, Mozambique, Seychelles, and Comoros, Mr. Mark Lundell, will visit Mauritius from September 10-15; his first official visit to Mauritius in his capacity. This visit will serve to review the current stage of cooperation between Mauritius and the World Bank Group in view of its strengthening.
Sids 2014 Conference in Samoa
[Commonwealth]National governments, civil society organisations and business leaders gathered in Samoa, 1-4 September, at the Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS 2014). The goal was to build durable partnerships and secure sustainable development for this group of countries, which are often remote, low lying, and acutely vulnerable to climate change and rising seas, as well as economic shocks.
Indian Ocean Nations to Carry Out UN-Organized Tsunami Readiness Test
[UN News]Ten years after the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, 24 countries in the region will participate in an exercise organized by the United Nations to test their readiness to address such rare but potentially destructive events.
French Woman Faces Trial in Mauritius for Drug Trafficking
[RFI]The trial of a French woman accused of drug trafficking in Mauritius is to start again on 10 September after being suspended this week after her Mauritian co-accused was taken to hospital.
Businesses at the Airport - A Game of Musical Chairs?
[L'Express]The Prime Minister's Office (PMO) on Tuesday released a communiqué defending the opening of Airway Coffee Ltd jointly owned by Nandanee Soornack and Rakesh Gooljaury, both alleged to be close to the ruling Labour Party - particularly the prime minister.
The UK and Mauritius to Set Up a Carbon Calculator
[PR Newswire]London -High Commissioner Jonathan Drew signs agreement with the Ministry of Environment
SABER early childhood development country report : Mauritius 2012
This report presents an analysis of the early childhood development (ECD) programs and policies which affect young children in Mauritius. It is part of a series of reports prepared by the World Bank using the systems approach for better education results (SABER)-ECD framework and includes analysis of early learning, health, nutrition, and social and child protection policies and interventions in Mauritius, along with some regional and international comparisons. The Government of Mauritius (GoM) runs free public preschools, and gives cash transfers to private schools for every child enrolled. The GoM offers free public healthcare, including essential health and nutrition services for pregnant women and young children. While the GoM has implemented important ECD policies and programs, some aspects of the legal framework and systems to monitor and assure quality can be improved.
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